Steelfest 2014 – Live Report

After a mild winter and a cold, grey spring I was wondering whether Steelfest would be opening the summer festival season 2014 with me wearing sunglasses or gloves. To be on the save side, I packed both and headed towards Hyvinkää hoping for the best. At least the forecast promised decent weather for this mid-May weekend that fast had become a fixed date in any extreme metaller’s spring/summer calendar after only being organized for the third time in this small town ca. one hour by train outside of Helsinki.

Wacken Metal Battle Føroyar 2014

This year the Faroese edition of Wacken Metal Battle Føroyar 2014 took place on an extremely stormy Saturday at the old, but very active theater venue, Sjónleikarhúsið, in the capital Tórshavn. The organizer for this year’s battle was yet again the non-profit organization, Upp Við Hornunum (transl. Raise your horns), UVH in short.